It’s been four long years since In-Flight Safety’s last full-length album. Hell, release of any kind. So it’s exceptionally good news that they have a new album in the works, and its release is, indeed, imminent. They have in fact shelved an album’s worth of material in that time as they head down a new path (the new road at hand is being produced by Gus van Go (Hollerado, Stills, Priestess)). No exact date yet, but given the various tidbits of information at hand I’m guessing the release date to be sometime in late summer.
A quick history lesson. IFS met while underground students at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. How they met I have no idea, because they were all in different faculties. Keyboardist Daniel Ledwell was in Fine Arts. Bassist Brad Goodsell in Geography. Vocalist/guitarist John Mullane was in Computer Science. And drummer Glen Nicholson in Art History and Classics. Though I suppose while attending undergrad Business, my best friends were all from other faculties too.
They self-released their debut EP “Vacation Land” in 2004. Their two full-lengths were “The Coast Is Clear” in 2006; and “We Are An Empire My Dear” in 2009. Along the way they’ve won five prestigious East Coast Music Awards (three in 2007 and two in 2010), and their music has been featured in Chuck, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Rookie Blue, The Listener, The Office, and WarGames: The Dead Code.
So, without further ado, here’s the first release off the unnamed album – “Destroy”.